Speaking of 2nd Avenue…and just in case you haven’t heard: Urban Standard is open again! Kudos to owner Tom Wrzesien and his amazing staff for persevering while the popular coffeehouse underwent three months of repairs following a fire that destroyed the kitchen and caused serious smoke damage. We’re so glad to have y’all back on 2nd! Urban Standard is again partnering with our Urban Food Project team to source a significant portion of their menu from Alabama farmers. The purchases of local restaurants like Urban Standard help offset the costs of helping corner stores in Birmingham’s food deserts offer fresh fruits and vegetables. We call it a triple-net investment!
Downtown Birmingham is full of beautiful buildings, both new and old! A good portion of those buildings consist of churches, and while many of them are beautiful to look at, they also have a rich history that often gets overlooked.
Aisha Taylor, owner of Bridge + Root, shares eight of the most valuable lessons she has learned since opening her brick and mortar store this summer!
We have exciting news: Downtown Birmingham’s 20th Street North is getting a makeover! Read more about how we got to this point and what you can expect from this renovation in the upcoming months.